or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Leather Quality and Properties
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Leather Quality and Properties - Page 73

post #1081 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Recently found out that you don't have to carry a shoehorn. Just use a credit card!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

Or a hotel keycard as I had to do once.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post



Use a (fabric) handkerchief!

Fold it into a long strip, put one end inside the shoe and hold the other end. As you push your foot down into the shoe, you simultaneously pull the handkerchief out.

Works a treat. (One of the things my grandfather told me.)

 

 

I have a pocket, foldable shoehorn attached to my home keys. :rotflmao:

post #1082 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It seems that Horween sells a ton of different kinds of leathers. I was under the impression that there was shell and chromexcel. Apparently there are tons of different kinds of chromexcel leathers. I wonder if they sell regular regular calf and such as well. Is there a comprehensive place to view their different leathers, or at least read about what makes each one distinctive?

Another site: http://www.aacrack.co.uk/catalogue.asp?page=home
post #1083 of 1313
Thanks and we are always learning - wish me luck
post #1084 of 1313
I recently read a few comments over at Gaziano&Girling's fan thread on SF about the new and tasty Hatch Grain leather. Those comments mention that the leather loses colour. Anyone on this thread with experience about HG leather?
post #1085 of 1313
Could be just because it is crust leather, which will loose color in the creases, and in repeated wet environments and if things like reno, or anything turpentine based is used on them.
post #1086 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I recently read a few comments over at Gaziano&Girling's fan thread on SF about the new and tasty Hatch Grain leather. Those comments mention that the leather loses colour. Anyone on this thread with experience about HG leather?

I have it on the shafts of a pair of St. Crispin's boots and yes, it loses color. What I have does not appear to be crust but might have been finished by St. Crispin's.

I'll post a pic in a minute.
post #1087 of 1313
Here it is.



Nothing but brushing on this.
post #1088 of 1313
I like it. Like pull up. smile.gif
post #1089 of 1313
I think the maker/tanner (is it Horween?) put an antique finish on it after the hatching was embedded to make it stand out. That's whats rubbing off. You're looking at the leather in it's natural state, as who should say.
post #1090 of 1313
That leather made a splash in production last Season, and just about all who used it have been taking returns on it.....finish comes right off.
post #1091 of 1313
I always thought Rider and DWFII were the same person...
post #1092 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

I always thought Rider and DWFII were the same person...

We are....he's the grumpier side of the personality.
post #1093 of 1313
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde stirpot.gif
post #1094 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIDER View Post

We are....he's the grumpier side of the personality.

Thank you.

post #1095 of 1313
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Thanks for the articles, so EG uses uk shell cordovan now?

Bill Amberg's Rocket Briefcase seems to be the first product.
http://www.billamberg.com/the-rocket-cordovan/
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIDER View Post

http://www.claytonleather.com/view-leather-product.php?cid=35

Quote from Leatherbiz.com, an on-line news group for our trade:

Amberg approval for tanner’s shell cordovan offer
When UK-based tanner Joseph Clayton & Sons decided earlier this year to start making shell cordovan leather from horse hides, one regular customer, luxury leathergoods brand Bill Amberg, took an immediate interest.

As a result, Bill Amberg has just brought to market a smart new briefcase called the cordovan Rocket. Priced at just under £2,000, it is an exclusive addition to the Amberg catalogue. “It is hand-made in England from English cordovan supplied by the only tannery producing cordovan in the UK,” the leathergoods company has said by way of explaining the Rocket’s exclusivity. “Shell cordovan is a very expensive material costing on average between eight and ten times more than mainstream leather, due to the lengthy tanning process. Cordovan is known for being supple, long-lasting and very tough. It really is the connoisseur’s leather.”

For its part, Chesterfield-based Joseph Clayton & Sons has explained that its shell cordovan is entirely processed by hand, which means it can take six months to produce, with high levels of craftsmanship required. “It is rare, only a handful of tanneries in the world currently produce it,” the company continues, “although the process is centuries old.”

It has to be made from the crup part of a horse hide, with the cut pieces having a shell-like shape, hence the name.


I had no idea, but good to know.


I came across an interesting paper.
http://nihon-shika.info/kenkyu_2.pdf (in Japanese)

Experiments are done on acrylic boards as follows.



Here are scratch marks on acrylic boards by 3 kinds of chamois leather (deer suede), microfiber felt, microfiber eyeglass cloth, kleenex, and cotton face cloth.



Here are diameters of fiber bundles by scanning electron microscope: chamois (deer suede) 3μm, sheep suede 2-3μm, calf suede 2-10μm (from left to right)



and diameters of single fibers by scanning electron microscope: microfiber felt 3-10μm, microfiber eyeglass cloth 2-3μm, kleenex 3-15μm, cotton face cloth 3-15μm (from left to right)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Leather Quality and Properties